Star Trek Discovery 1.14 FAQ
What’s it called?
“The War Without, the War Within.”
Teleplay is credited to Lisa Randolph (Fox’s “Being Human,” The CW’s “Reign”).
What says CBS All Access?
“Back on the U.S.S. Discovery, Burnham and the crew are faced with the harsh reality of the war during their absence. In order to move forward, Starfleet must use unconventional tactics and sources to take their next action against the Klingons.”
How does it start?
Saru calls Georgio “captain.” Georgio calls Saru “slave.”
Can’t The Discovery just jump back in time and prevent the Klingon victory?
Maybe? But I’m guessing that’s not going to happen.
What’s doing with Emperor Georgio?
It’s noted she’s had much experience with conquering Klingons.
What’s doing with Stamets?
He can’t jump because his ship is fresh out of spores.
What’s doing with L’Rell & Voq?
All the forgiveness bestowed upon Ash Tyler seems ridiculously unearned. L’Rell offers advice to Victoria Cornwell.
Does this show still suck?
Yes. Nicholas Meyer (writer-director of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”) is still on the payroll, no? What programming genius decided “Pepper Dennis” creators Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts and “The Dark Tower” screenwriter Akiva Goldsman should be running this show instead of Nicholas Fucking Meyer?? This franchise used to be about compelling characters like Spock, Data, Worf, Garak, Dukat, Quark, The Emissary, The Emergency Medical Hologram, Seven, T’Pol and Shran; now it’s just a bunch of automatons rattling around inside a barrel full of tired sci-fi clichés.
The big news?
Jason Isaacs’ name is still in the opening credits. Then Admiral Katrina Cornwell declares that “her” Lorca is dead.
So Isaacs is in tonight’s episode?
Isaacs is not in tonight’s episode.
What else is CBSAA not telling us?
We learn this week why Captain Kirk didn’t know about the mirror universe before he entered it.
The shout-out to Jonathan Archer’s NX-01, which visited Q'onoS back when its inhabitants had beards.
What’s not so good?
This is one talky, soapy, lost series. Tonight’s handling of Mirror Georgio is beyond dopey. 10 years before Kirk’s Enterprise, why can personnel be transported intraship? Why does the only Klingon who sports a beard look human?
How does it end, spoiler boy?
“Yes,” replies Burnham. “Captain.”
8 p.m. Sunday. CBSAA.